Award-Winning Documentary About The Demeaning
Exploitation of Native American Names, Logos, and Mascots in the World of Sports and Beyond
Washington, D.C. (Friday, February 3, 2023) — The latest trailer for the award-winning documentary feature film Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting was released today, just days before the Kansas City football team and its fans descend on the Phoenix, Arizona area for Super Bowl LVII week.
Imagining the Indian is a comprehensive examination of the movement to eradicate the words, images, and gestures that many Native Americans and their allies find demeaning and offensive. While the filmmakers are encouraged by the changes made by Washington’s NFL team to the Commanders, and Cleveland’s MLB team to the Guardians, they realize that the fight against Native American mascoting is far from over.
Ownership for Kansas City’s NFL team, Chicago’s NHL team, and Atlanta’s MLB team remain adamant that they will not change their team names or practices, including the insidious Tomahawk/Arrowhead Chop. Additionally, close to 2,000 secondary schools throughout the country still have harmful Native themed mascots. Imagining the Indian seeks to shine a light on these harms.
For more information on Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting, visit www.imaginingtheindianfilm.org. Theatrical dates and locations will be updated weekly on the website.